Adult Day Care
An adult day care (ADC) program is generally operated as a day care facility for elderly adults who need supervision and assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, hygiene, assistance with taking medication and recreational activities. An adult day care program is defined as any facility, place, or building that is maintained and operated to provide care to persons 18 years of age or older in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living. This also includes the protection of these types of individuals on less than a 24-hour basis.
Many adult day care programs offer rehabilitative services, including physical and occupational therapies, meals and nutritional counseling, social services (case management), and/or recreational and social activities. They are not, however, licensed to provide medical care. Adult day care programs in the State of California are licensed by the Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division, which is responsible for the oversight of facilities
that provide less than 24-hour care to ensure safe, effective and quality care for all Californians. Adult day care programs are a relatively new service in California. They are listed on the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing website (www.dss.ca.gov). This list is updated weekly.